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The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatric Research Center

The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

Beth Anderson, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

200 Retreat Avenue
Whitehall Building - Institute of Living
Hartford CT 06106
Phone: 860-545-7844

Curriculum Vitae

Who Am I?

Dr. Anderson completed her doctoral studies in Neuroscience at the University of Iowa. She has two lines of research: 1) using functional imaging to understand risk for addiction and 2) understanding the cognitive effects of recreational drugs of abuse.  She is particularly interested in the effects of acute marijuana use on simulated driving performance.


Paradiso S, Anderson BM, Ponto LLB, Robinson RG.  (2011) Altered neural activity and emotions following right middle cerebral artery stroke.  Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 20(2): 94-104.

Anderson BM, Stevens MC, Meda S, Jordan K, Calhoun VD, Pearlson GD. (2011)  Functional imaging of cognitive control during acute alcohol intoxication. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research 35(1): 156-165.

Anderson BM, Rizzo M, Block RI, Pearlson GD, O�Leary DS.  (2010) Sex, drugs, and cognition:  Effects of marijuana.  Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 42(4):413-424.

Anderson BM, Rizzo M, Block RI, Pearlson GD, O�Leary DS.  (2010) Sex differences in the effects of marijuana on simulated driving performance.  Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 42(1):19-30

Meda SA, Calhoun VD, Astur RS, Turner BM, Ruopp K, Pearlson GD (2009)  Alcohol dose effects on brain circuits during simulated driving:  an fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping 30(4):1257-70.

Paradiso S, Turner BM, Paulsen JS, Jorge R, Ponto LL, Robinson RG. (2008)  Neural bases of dysphoria in early Huntington�s disease.  Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging 162(1): 73-87.

Marvel CL, Turner BM ,O�Leary DS, Johnson, HJ, Pierson R, Ponto LLB, Andreasen NC.  (2007)  The neural correlates of implicit sequence learning in schizophrenia.  Neuropsychology 21(6): 761-777.

Turner BM, Paradiso S, Marvel CL, Pierson, R, Ponto LLB, Hichwa R, Robinson R.  (2007)  The cerebellum and emotional experience.  Neuropsychologia. 45(6): 1331-1341.

Bigelow NO, Turner BM, Andreasen NC, Paulsen JS, O�Leary DS, Ho BC.  (2006) Prism adaptation in schizophrenia.  Brain and Cognition 61: 235-242.

Paulsen JS, Nehl C, Hoth KF, Kanz JE, Benjamin M, Conybeare R, McDowell B, Turner B.  (2005)  Depression and stages of Huntington�s disease.  Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 17(4): 496-502.

Sandu HK, Sarkar M, Turner BM, Wassink TH, Philbert RA.  Polymorphism Analysis of HOPA:  A Candidate Gene for Schizophrenia.  (2003) American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics) 123B(1): 33-8.

O'Leary DS, Block RI, Turner BM, Koeppel J, Magnotta V, Ponto LLB, Watkins GL, Hichwa RD, Andreasen NC.  (2003) Marijuana alters the human cerebral clock:  effects of acute and chronic use.  Neuroreport 14(8):  1145-1151.


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